I couldn't help but post a picture from yesterday's adventures. Here's a shot I took while traveling the "Scenic Loop Road" in San Antonio. There's an old rusty silo with the Texas Flag painted on it, and I had to stop (you can see the silo in the upper left corner).
Wow...what a car! I'm already on my 3rd tank of gas, and I couldn't be more pleased. I have a 1965 2+2 (not a Shelby, though I wish it were) and the difference in handling is night and day. The 65 tends to get some wheel hop when you traverse certain bumps...not the 67. The Shelby goes right through them like butter!
Speaking of butter - the transmission/shifter rebuild has been fantastic! You can move through the gears so smoothly, it's almost unnerving in the best way possible. Thanks again, Jim C.!
This car FAR exceeds my expectations, and I couldn't be happier...if you couldn't tell.
One quick story: I took my wife and daughter to DQ for some ice cream on Saturday (at my wife's suggestion - God Bless her!
). While we were in line waiting for our special treats, a gentleman came up to me and asked if we owned the Shelby outside. I said, yes; and he said, "That's #22!" My jaw dropped! How could he have known? Well, long story short, he and his Dad own a body shop just up the road we had just driven down. They are both Mustang/Shelby fans - in fact, the father has a 65 GT350, a BEAUTIFUL 69 Boss 302, and a 68 1/2 Cobra Jet. They frequent this forum and they had been following this thread online. As they saw my family and I pass, the son said, "That's gotta be #22!". I ended up swinging by their shop later that day. What great guys! Super nice and a ton of fun to talk with. I could have spent all day gabbing with them, but I realized that they were both still on the clock.
You NEVER know who you're going to run into, and boy is it fun to meet up with other enthusiasts. Who would have thought 50 years ago that people would be able to follow, see pictures of, and relate about cars all via a "computer line".